We suspect that, like us, you’re all busy raising dinosaurs and brewing potions, and are generally engaged in all sorts of 120-themed Gielinorian activity. But if you can spare us a few minutes, we’ve got a few changes to Farming and Herblore 120 to tell you about and an update on the Activity Pets competition!
Farming and Herblore 120 Fixes
Are you all having fun on your journey to 120? Well, be prepared to have even more now that we’ve fixed a few cheeky bugs that had cropped up:
- It is now possible to add noted insects to the troughs on The Ranch Out of Time
- You will now be notified when you don’t have the right levels to make Primal Pulp
- Creating unfinished potions will no longer provide duplicate vials
- You will no longer be able to make potions with ingredients stored on your Beast of Burden (leave that Yak alone!)
- The Scroll of Cleansing now saves the correct number of Grenwall Spikes
- Drinking an Elder Overload potion while using the Maniacal or Berserker auras will now correctly boost combat stats to 130
These are not the only bug fixes and improvements. Read the patch notes to find out about all of them.
We’ve also had a look at some older content this week, including the Mining and Smithing rework and Araxxor. Take a look:
- Blessed sand and extra fine sand used for creating the Blessed flask are now tradable.
- 1kg, 2kg, 5kg and 10kg sandstone have had their buy limit on the grand exchange increased to 10,000.
- The Smithing autoheater message can now be filtered
To see all patch notes of this week click here.
Java Client Sunset
Having announced the decision to move from Java to NXT earlier this month, we wanted to let you know that we will be shutting down RuneScape's legacy Java client from December 18th 2019.
Closing the Java client means we can focus on the far superior NXT version, which offers users loads of benefits such as better performance, increased draw distances and enhanced graphics.
But fear not! If you're still playing the game on Java, it has has never been easier to switch to NXT. Providing you're not using an older, legacy operating system, you shouldn't have any problems.
For the small number of players who own much older machines or are running dated versions of Windows and still encounter issues, you can find more information in the Technical Help section of the Support Centre. From there you'll also be able to get in touch if you require further assistance.
The closure of the RuneScape Java client will NOT affect players using NXT. Old School players are not affected..
You know what we’re thankful for this year? What, long life and good health? Yeah whatever. We’re more concerned with Black Friday deals, thanks very much! We’ve got two major offers in the Merch Store right now:
- A free Dragonfire Shield Keyring when you spend over £30/€40/$50 (whilst stocks last). This exclusive version in black nickel is not available for sale and has ‘Black Friday 2019’ lasered on the back.
- Free shippin gwhen you spend over £50/€60/$70. This offer ends at 08:00 GMT on Tuesday December 3rd.
Not to mention, we’ve got a whole bunch of new lines ready for you to add to your gift list this festive season.
Why not bundle up warm with one of two new hoodies, featuring the Bob’s Brilliant Axes design from RuneFest and the Draconic Visage? Or maybe you’d rather show your allegiance with one of the Phase Two God Wars Dungeon pins and keyrings from AngelsScapes?
For a limited time only, you can get Nex, Nex: Angel of Death, K’ril, and Kree’arra pins. Plus, if you missed out on everyone’s favourite ourg last time, you can take home a General Graardor keyring.
Our Christmas 2019 exclusives include the Wise Old Man keyring, the Festive Noob pin, and the snuggly Seasonal Sweater. If you’re feeling lucky, why not try the Christmas Cracker keyring? 50 of them have been lasered with the rarest drop of them all, an original Party Hat. Will you be fortunate enough to find one?
Activity Pets Competition
A few days ago, we announced that we would be giving another direction to the Activity Pets project – all details are in this blog if you missed it. And as the first step to help design those pets, we’ve launched a competition across our communities to give you the chance to submit your ideas, and be rewarded for it!
Aaaaaaaaaand we’ve now closed entries in the competition. We have received a lot of pretty interesting (and sometimes surprising) designs, so we’d like to thank you all for participating!
What are the next steps?
It’s now time for our teams to select their favourite designs. And as we said, we’ll focus on creative ideas rather than artistic talent. We will then announce that shortlist in our weekly live stream, on Tuesday 3rd December, and those will be polled in-game a few days after so you can all select a worthy winner for each category (i.e. Clue Scroll, Area, Moneymaking, RuneScore).
What about the competition?
Simple, the polls will decide on the 4 winners! Once the polls are closed, winners will be announced in our following weekly news post, and they’ll each receive a 6-Month RuneScape Membership & unique LARP Godsword.
Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. As we’re sure you enjoy the extra resources from The Land Out of Time, we thought that it would be nice to finally bring some “Thanksgivy” feeling to the party. Starting this week until the end of November, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:
- 250 resources in a random Base Camp resource
- 1 - 2 hunter marks
- Drop from Basic Drop Table (see below)
- View counter goes up on Orb
Chance based (if unowned):
- Turkey Drumstick weapon override
- Thanksgiver title
- Give Thanks emote
- Herald Cape Turkey Crest
- Mackers Pet
- A random skilling outfit piece
- Either Nature’s Balance or Loots Cape
Basic Drop Table: Prismatic small fallen star, Prismatic medium fallen star, Prismatic small lamp, Prismatic medium lamp, Spirit Ruby, Spirit Diamond, Advanced Pulse Core, Spring, Silverhawk down, Medium DG Token Box, Small DG Token Box, Uncut Dragonstone, Large Cash Bag, Medium Cash Bag or Small Cash Bag.
Exciting isn’t it?! So don’t wait up - connect your RS account to your Twitch account and find out more here. Once that’s done, have fun and watch our streams during the day for a guaranteed drop.
Live streams this week
Each week, we host developer Q&As, exclusive in-game first looks and more. And it’s all live on our Twitch channel, join us! Missed a stream? Don’t worry, we keep them all on our YouTube channel. Be sure to Subscribe to be the first to know.
Tuesday, December 3rd – 17:00 UTC (Game Time) – Month Ahead Q&A
Aaaah the weather outside is finally frightful! You could say such excitement is odd, but that’s without knowing how December content is delightful! With the Advent Calendar already dropping Christmassy loot every day and some even more gielinorian festivities on the way, ooooh this is gonna be one merry Christmas we must say. And we’ll have a first dip with this week’s stream!
But wait, we’ve made some rather troubling discoveries… No, we’re not talking about the robotic movements of your characters – which by the way, will find a swift solution in just a matter of days thanks to the Smooth Movement update. It is said that Professor Tony's Archaeology Journal reveals information about a portal-like structure of aviansie design, engraved with the word ‘Stormguard’. Surely there’s more info to DIG in that journal…
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Saturday, December 7th – 12:00 UTC (Game Time) – RS_Nate Featured Stream
This week, our featured streamer is RS_Nate! Join him for an Ironman PvM session with Telos, Araxxor, Nex, Elite Dungeons 2 and more!
This featured stream is also an opportunity to grab a LootScape! That’s right, you can now receive in-game loot when you watch a RuneScape streamer. It works exactly the same way as our official streams, just watch RS_Nate‘s stream on (his Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Pink skirts Events
A dedicated PMod-led community that invite you to a range of daily activities such as PvM masses, Q&As, and other thrilling or chillin' events! Check out all the community events organized by the Pink Skirts on the in-game calendar or on their official schedule here.
The RuneScape Team